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Letter: History repeating?

It has been written that those who don’t learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat them.

As I witness our nation rushing headlong toward another great catastrophe, I can no longer remain silent regardless of how some may react.

Someone much wiser than me once said that when the head is sick the whole body is sick.

During the 1990s, many of us can remember the sordid affairs of then President Bill Clinton as he brought disgrace to the White House, our nation and his family. Many people are probably ignorant to the fact that Clinton gave the communist Chinese access to technology that advanced their military capabilities by 40 years endangering us all!

The most harmful action of this sick man came when he decided to take feet off the ground around the world as a tool for intelligence gathering while claiming that electronic intelligence gathering capabilities were sufficient.

I asked a friend, a retired CIA operative, what he thought about not having operatives on the ground especially in the Middle East. His chilling response was that our nation was in greater danger than he had ever seen it and he greatly feared for our national security.

Less than 8 months into George W. Bush’s first term, the US suffered the attacks of 9-11-2001.

Now Barack Obama has been re-elected and the fruits of his disdain for our military and intelligence people are being born, four dead in Libya, the CIA and other agencies in shambles and while Obama dances on the grave of Osama bin Laden gloating that al-Qaida is dead, the dark clouds gather as those who hate America prepare for the next slaughter of the innocent and the ignorant.

HERMAN DROST

Colrain

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